This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.
Privacy Policy | Print Page | Report Abuse | Sign In | Become a Member!
News: News

International Women's Day 2020

08 March 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Waite
Share |

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. This day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while acknowledging that there is a road ahead for women in some communities. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 and famous early participants including Rosa Luxemburg in Germany and Sylvia Pankhurst in the UK. 


The IRMS, and indeed our wider Information Profession, has always been characterised by equal representation of both genders. On this International Women’s Day, the IRMS would like to acknowledge the road travelled so far and indeed the road ahead for many women around the world. In many ways we are lucky in the UK and in many ways, there is more work to be done, both internationally and at home. 

The IWD’s #EachforEqual campaign for 2020 is about an equal world being an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate everyone’s achievements regardless of who they are or where they have come from.


We are always looking for more ways to support all those in our Society to grow and achieve their full professional potential, so if you think there are ways we could do more then please do get in touch. One of the various ways we currently support our members is via our mentoring scheme where members can get access to someone senior in the profession (from across various backgrounds and genders) and learn from them. If this is something that could benefit you, please visit to see if you would like a mentor or even if you have the time and capacity to be a mentor and help grow an information and records manager of the future. 


Everyone that is involved with the IRMS is motivated, valuable and makes the Society what it is today. However, for International Women’s Day we just wanted to take a moment to celebrate our women volunteers for all that you do, for helping make the profession and society a better place and for being you.


Contact Us

Chester House
68 Chestergate
Macclesfield, SK11 6DY
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1625 664520
Fax: +44 (0)1625 664510


Follow Us
Become A Member

With a bi-monthly magazine, annual conference, accreditation possibilities and a competitively priced annual membership, there really is no reason why you shouldn't join this fantastic society!